These Watermelon Crispy Cereal Treats are the perfect summer treat for kids or to make and keep for yourself because they are so darn cute!
Sometimes I make treats with my kids in mind, but sometimes I make them because I’m just craving them. Rice crispy treats are something I crave on occasion and saw a video on Facebook making watermelon shaped treats and I thought, YES I’ve got to make those soon! So this is definitely NOT an original recipe but when I checked Pinterest to give credit, there are a TON of bloggers who have made them and I don’t remember who made the original video when I first saw this recipe.
These take just a few minutes longer than the typical rice crispy treats but are so much more fun! First make half the recipe using green food coloring.
And the other half with red food coloring topped with mini chocolate chips.
This boy is loving being home from school when I’m making recipes, can you tell?!?
On another note, does anyone else have a difficult time photographing more than one child?? Not one of them would look at the camera!
Moderation, moderation, moderation. Have you heard this word enough? I personally use it a LOT because it’s the motto I live by. Now I definitely have not always used this motto. Years ago I would restrict several specific foods from my diet (pizza, ice cream, etc) in hopes of losing weight. This helped temporarily but was not sustainable long term, just like diets aren’t. Thankfully over the past several years I have found a nice balance between eating healthy foods along with pizza, ice cream and sweets like these watermelon crispy cereal treats. Not only do I love the original “Rice Krispies Treats” but my kids do too. So why not allow myself to enjoy the sweets I make with my kids and not deprive myself of them? That’s why I stick with the motto “everything in moderation.”
I could write several blog posts on this topic but for now moderation to me means:
- Sometimes eating ice cream for dinner
- Eating a huge salad for lunch at times
- Cooking simple yet nutritious meals about 90% of the time
- Eating fast food once in a while (I would have NEVER said this 10 years ago)
- Enjoying cake and ice cream at birthday parties if I’m in the mood for it, if not I know I’ll allow myself those treats when I’m craving them
- Getting enough regular physical activity that allows my body to enjoy “unhealthy” foods when I want them, but also helps my body crave nutritious, energy-building foods
- Surround myself with like-minded people (like my husband!) who value fitness and health as much as I do
This list is definitely NOT complete, however, I hope it helps you to understand what I mean by moderation and to let you know that as a dietitian it’s important to allow everything to “fit” to avoid the temptation of cravings and denying yourself of those so-called forbidden foods.
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